Genesis 45:6



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

King James Version

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

Holman Bible

For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.

International Standard Version

That's because this famine has been going on for two years now in this region, and there are still five years left, during which there won't be any plowing or harvesting.

A Conservative Version

For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

American Standard Version

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

Amplified

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years more in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

Bible in Basic English

For these two years have been years of need, and there are still five more years to come in which there will be no ploughing or cutting of grain.

Darby Translation

For the famine has been these two years in the land; and yet there are five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

Julia Smith Translation

For this the second year of the famine in the midst of the land: and yet five years in which no ploughing and reaping.

King James 2000

For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in the which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For these two years the famine [has been] in the midst of the land, but [there will be] five more years where there is no plowing or harvest.

Modern King James verseion

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be no plowing nor harvest.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this is the second year of dearth in the land, and five more are behind in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

NET Bible

For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

New Heart English Bible

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

New simplified Bible

The famine has been in the land for two years. There will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.

The Emphasized Bible

For these two years, hath the famine been in the midst of the land, - and, yet five years, are there, in which there shall be neither ploughing, nor harvest.

Webster

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be tillage nor harvest.

World English Bible

For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because these two years the famine is in the heart of the land, and yet are five years, in which there is neither ploughing nor harvest;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year , not translated , yearly , yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

hath the famine
רעב 
Ra`ab 
Usage: 101

been in
קרב 
Qereb 
among , midst , within , inwards , in ,
Usage: 226

the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

חמשּׁה חמשׁ 
Chamesh 
Usage: 343

שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year , not translated , yearly , yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

be earing
חרישׁ 
Chariysh 
Usage: 3

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Joseph Reveals His Identity

5 "Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 "For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 "God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.


Cross References

Exodus 34:21

"You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.

Deuteronomy 21:4

and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley.

1 Samuel 8:12

"He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.

Isaiah 30:24

Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

Genesis 41:29-31

"Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;

Genesis 41:54

and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said, then there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Genesis 41:56

When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

Genesis 47:18

When that year was ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, "We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the cattle are my lord's. There is nothing left for my lord except our bodies and our lands.

Genesis 47:23

Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.



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